Vendor Watch: Xpand Executive Search

Each week we will highlight a talent solution provider. This week we present XPAND, an Australian owned IT recruitment and executive search provider. We spoke with Justin Babet (MD).

clip_image001What recruitment problems do you solve?
Recruitment and Executive Search: Demand within Technology, Media and Communications is very high and it’s becoming increasing difficult to source talent. In this market it’s very important therefore to avoid the temptation to lower your standards and hire whoever you can get your hands on. We provide customers with the means to go above and beyond simply advertising roles in the hope of attracting A Grade talent. We plug our customers directly into our network of top talent across the region – talent that we’ve developed relationships with over many years.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO): For Technology, Media or Communications companies with between 100 to 1000 staff, we provide end to end outsourced recruitment services. This includes a dedicated onsite team, implementation and management of recruitment systems and management of agency relationships. Our model leverages the entire systems, network, expertise and reach of Xpand within an in-house environment. As a result of which we’re able to drastically reduce time to fill, dramatically improve hiring manager experience, increase quality of hire and achieve large savings on total recruitment spend.

What type of clients do you service?
We service 3 distinct types of customers:
1. Technology vendors, telcos, integrators and consultancies (e.g. Microsoft, Optus, Deloitte)
2. Media and Communications agencies, publishers and ecommerce businesses (e.g. Aegis, Yahoo!7, Fairfax Digital, eBay)
3. Corporate users of Technology, Media and Communications (e.g. AGL, CSR, Nestle)

Why should employers choose your service?
We’re a premium service provider focused on providing exceptional service to candidates and customers. Our consultants are experts in their niche and are therefore able to consult to our candidates and customers, rather than just putting bums on seats. We proactively go to market to source the best talent for our customers (whether active or passive), not just the best available active talent that’s applied through a job board. We have a dedicated research team to search for and identify top talent that we can approach.

What are you investing in to stay ahead? 
We’re big believers of leveraging technology to stay ahead of the pack. We’ve invested in new recruitment software that has and is continuing to develop integration with online networks and databases, which means we’re able to search further and faster within one system. We’ve also invested heavily in building core expertise around online and telephone based research – our Research Team have the skills and tools to indentify talent globally and to provide our consultants with contact information so that they’re able to make a targeted approach.

Vital Statistics
CEO                   Justin Babet
Established         2001
Offices                Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong
Ownership           Xpand is a 100% subsidiary of the Rubicor Group Ltd (ASX:RUB)
Awards                Six time winner of Seek’s Annual Recruitment Awards (SARAs)
Specialisation      Technology, Media and Communications recruitment, executive search and RPO

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